Land For Jewar Airport Phase One Acquired After Villagers Clash With Officials

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Gunja Singh was injured during the clash which broke out around 11.30 am, they said.

Land For Jewar Airport Phase One Acquired After Villagers Clash With Officials

The district administration has approached the police (Representational)

Noida (UP):

Around two dozen villagers on Monday threw stones at district officials and policemen during the acquisition of the final parcel of land for the construction of Jewar airport, officials said.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Gunja Singh was injured during the clash which broke out around 11.30 am, they said.

By transferring the final parcel of land to the Yamuna Expressway Authority, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has completed the acquisition process for the first phase of Jewar airport, the officials said.

The administration acquired around 18 hectares of land, 11 from Dayanatpur and seven from Rohi, completing acquisition of 1,334 hectare of land in the region for the first phase of the Greenfield International Airport, billed to be the biggest when fully operational, they added.

However, around two dozen villagers, who have been protesting against the land acquisition for two years now, clashed with the administration officials - who were accompanied by more than 40 policemen- and allegedly threw stones at them in which the sub-divisional magistrate got injured, a senior official told PTI.

The district administration has approached the police and an FIR was being registered against some villagers who took to violence, the official said.

"Today, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has transferred the last parcel of land acquired for Jewar Airport to Yamuna Authority. In total, 1,334 hectares of land has been transferred in the first phase. This chapter is closed. The first parcel was transferred on August 6, 2019. More than Rs 3,000 crore has been transferred to land owners in seven months," District Collector Brajesh Narain Singh said.

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